[threads] Short Story Collection


A serial killer vlogs his exploits. A pensioner confesses in a product review. Users discuss the latest episode of a television drama. A picture holds the disturbing secret behind an ancient shrine.

There’s a story behind everything, and a thread that connects us to it.

“In this book the author has set himself the difficult task of re-casting the forms and vocabulary of internet culture into stylish literature, and he has succeeded.” –
5* review, Amazon User

“All the stories are gripping in different ways, the characters, the themes, the writing style, each made more interesting by the form it is delivered by: Videos, blog posts, product reviews est. with all their differences they are all totally believable and often forgot I was reading fictional stories.” – 5* review, Goodreads User

[threads] by Jivan Ward is a sparkling original short story collection focusing on stories and conversations uploaded onto the internet. These eighteen stories span genres, themes, and mediums. Delving into horror, philosophy, history, politics, romance, and the very nature of what it means to be a contemporary content consumer.

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Apple (iBooks)



Observations: About Rhetoric


I’ve been thinking a lot about rhetoric recently, and as traditional media, new media, and social media (all the media) continue to inseminate nearly every social sphere I think it’s important to discuss it. Like, what it is, how it’s changing/changed, how identifiable it is, how everyone wields it, so…


[threads]: FrankieFurter659 (Part One): A Video

[Buzz cut, portly, forty-something, black and orange torn shirt, sits in a leather office chair, looking into the camera; he rubs his palms over his face; he groans; he grins; he picks up a beer bottle and drinks:] Hi guys. I’ve done something important today. Something I’ve felt like doing for a long time, and I mean, a long time. As some of you may know, I’ve been having trouble in the community for, like, wow, [he runs fingers through his beard] months now. It’s been a long shitty time. I don’t even know where to begin. (more…)